Friday, May 20, 2016

Tour Cortina

Tour Cortina, Cortina Tower, Les Olympiades, Paris
104-meter Tour Cortina (Cortina Tower), 1974
Rue du Disque, Les Olympiades
Quartier de la Gare, 13th arrondissement
Paris, July 2010

“The eight tallest towers are each 104 metres (341 feet) tall and are named after cities that have hosted the Olympic games: Anvers (Antwerp), Athènes (Athens), Cortina, Helsinki, Londres (London), Mexico, Sapporo, and Tokyo. Other residential buildings, which are wider than they are tall, complete the district. The opening in June 2007, of the new Métro station at Les Olympiades, as part of the driverless hi-speed Metro line 14 running every 4 minutes, brought Les Olympiades residents and visitors to the Olympiades complex and its esplanade — shops, restaurants, apartments, and recreational facilities — within 11-14 minutes of Saint-Lazare, Madeleine, and Pyramides on the opposite side of Paris and 2–4 minutes from the new Cour Saint-Émilion entertainment centre and Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand.”
(Les Olympiades, Wikipedia)